Tuesday, November 29, 2016

One Man Against the World by Tim Weiner

Fascinating (and horrifying, especially given the current political situation).

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

I was completely charmed by this big-hearted book.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

I give pretty much the same review to all of Daisy Goodwin's books: this was like reading Downton Abbey. And if you are wondering: it tracks the new ITV series extremely closely, except that the book ends immediately after the engagement.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Breakdown Lane by Jacquelyn Mitchard

This was just OK.

Rome by Rick Steves

This was enormously useful. Recommended.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Medieval World Complete by Robert Bartlett

I read this out loud to Truman as part of our study of the Middle Ages. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

I just don't know. Some parts of this were very well done, but others would slip into cliched nonsense.

Review copy provided by publisher.

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